Laboratory Medicine and Pathology Education During the COVID-19 Pandemic—Lessons Learned

Robin Patel, Nicole Lynn Hoppman, Cindy M. Gosse, Deborah J. Hagen-Moe, Susan K. Dunemann, Justin D. Kreuter, Sharon A. Preuss, Jeffrey L. Winters, Charles D. Sturgis, Joseph J. Maleszewski, Malvika H. Solanki, Bobbi S. Pritt, Michael Rivera, Ann M. Mairose, Michelle A. Nelsen, Kara L. Hansing, Susan M. Lehman, Randy C. Gruhlke, Jennifer M. Boland

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The rapidly spreading COVID-19 pandemic demanded immediate organizational pivots in departments of laboratory medicine and pathology, including development and implementation of severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 diagnostics in the face of unprecedented supply chain shortages. Laboratory medicine and pathology educational programs were affected in numerous ways. Here, we overview the effects of COVID-19 on the large, academic Department of Laboratory Medicine and Pathology educational practice at Mayo Clinic, highlighting lessons learned for the post-pandemic era and planning for the possibility of a future pandemic.

Original languageEnglish (US)
JournalAcademic Pathology
StatePublished - 2021


  • COVID-19
  • education
  • laboratory medicine
  • pathology
  • virtual

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine


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